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EU says some Brazilian farms now safe to export beef to Europe

EU says some Brazilian farms now safe to export beef to Europe

The European Union says it will allow some Brazilian farms to export beef to Europe, ending a monthlong freeze over animal disease concerns.
The EU says it has now approved some 106 farms that meet EU health standards, reopening trade between Brazil _ the world's leading beef exporter _ and its main market in Europe.
EU officials brought in tighter rules on Jan. 31, saying Brazil had not done enough to check that beef exports come from cattle that are free of foot-and-mouth disease and located in a disease-free region 90 days prior to slaughter.
The EU bans imports from three Brazilian states because of the presence of foot-and-mouth disease that Europe is determined to keep clear from its livestock.


Updated : 2021-03-01 07:01 GMT+08:00